Al Qaeda and Syria, think about it, weren’t they the enemy? the ‘bad guys’ in Afghanistan? You might want to have a read of George Orwells 1984.
Hard to be sure what has caused it, sabotage, or FSA rebels/ government trying to create communications black spots.
Some more fog of war for Syria
The Britam email information is under question, though it does not detract from the rest of the information in the video. updates are pending.
original video youtube link gone…
I had an old friend who worked in the oil industry, sometime around 2008 he told me he was going to Syria to do some oil related work.
Clearly I was concerned for his safety, he was a little concerned but he was assured he would be safe by his employers and the money they were offering was good.
After his trip I was relieved to hear from him and heard his experience there.
He told me it was very safe, there was no crime or danger to himself. Of course an oil industry worker is going to be treated well, but it’s difficult to rose tint the experience that much.
Apart from the language barrier there we no real issues apart from the heat.
But the story that really amazed me was this:
He was walking back to his hotel one night at 10pm and walked past a playground as saw kids playing in a park unsupervised on a the typical kids park thing, swings slides climbing frames and he was very surprised and asked one of his translator hosts.
“Is this is safe and normal?”
The host seemed surprised as to why the scene could be so strange and said;
“Yes this is totally safe and normal”.
My friend thought to himself he would not feel safe in his own neighborhood park in a wealthy city the UK at 10pm, let alone children there.
But times have changed;
now the children of Syria can look forward to civil war, chemical weapons and it seems firing squads and arbitrary execution.
So you can say all you want about Syria under Assad, but at the very least law and order was under control, and now clearly it is not.
Yes this is a true story, maybe not exactly the same park as pictured but definitely a park in Syria no more than 5 years ago.
In the novel 1984 the state, Oceania and Eastasia are at war with Eurasia, which eventually changes, to Oceania and Eurasia against Eastasia… although the conditioned population does not realise that the change has even taken place.
In today’s society the we seem to be at war constantly, the U.S. has been involved in 72 separate interventions in foreign countries since World War Two. See:
The reasons for this are various, however they all have the same philosophical principle behind them: we are good, they are evil we act because we know better… elitism at it’s best.
Today the boogieman is the terrorist. Apparently terrorists are everywhere, both overseas and at home… if you watch enough Fox News you might even suspect that they are in your closet…
Terrorism gained a foothold in the minds of the public after 9/11, and apparently the man behind it all was Osama Bin Laden… feel free to check out the 5 min clip explaining the official story of 9/11
This event has led to legislation like the Patriot Act (not what it sounds like) and the National Defense Authorisation Act – NDAA. These acts are in direct contradiction to the best interests of the people, they seek to strip away due process rights, equality before the law and free speech. The NDAA actually gives the right for the president to authorise assassinations, no charge, no court, no jury, no justice, only: I think your a terrorist… BANG
To quote Pastor Martin Niemöller (in a critique of German intellectuals during Naziism )
First they came for the communists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist.
Then they came for the socialists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist.
Then they came for me,
and there was no one left to speak for me.
The real story about the terrorist threat is you… because if you are reading this you could be considered a terrorist, if you question the validity of the government, the morality of their action, if you ask certain questions you are a potential terrorist.
Why you ask?
Because independent thinking has apparently become a threat, I must say this only underlines the weakness of the ideological position of the state.
So do you remember those evil, evil terrorists called Al-qaeda, the worldwide terrorists responsible for 9/11? Well apparently they are not a threat, they are an ally…
So all I have left is WTF !!!